Why is allergy increasing?
- The latest surveys show that the rates of allergy are increasing throughout the world, affecting up to 30-35% of people at some stage in their lives.
- This increase was initially seen in countries such as the UK, Europe and USA, but can now be found in all countries undergoing industrial development.
|WHY IS ALLERGY INCREASING???|
- The pattern of allergy is also changing – initially, the increase was in asthma and allergic rhinitis (hay fever).
- The Hygiene Hypothesis
- Changes in the food we eat
- Environmental factor